Becoming a consistent lunch bringer is no easy task. You might start the day with good intentions, but then a meeting runs late, a coworker grabs you for lunch, or you just didn’t have anything to pack in the first place. Get inspired to start a lunch bringing habit with these 10 easy recipes from Ziploc. No PB&J sandwiches here. Just unique, delicious (and grown-up-approved) ideas.
Skip the line at your local coffee shop and pack your own bento box. Fill a Ziploc® Square container with a mini bagel spread with nut butter, a hard-boiled egg, apple slices, and grapes. Then, toss in white cheddar and gouda sealed in a Ziploc® Snack Bag. The ingredients can be prepped two to three days in advance, making it easy to grab your lunch and go!
Hummus and tapenade, sliced chicken breast, feta, pita, cucumber and red pepper slices, and grapes come together for the perfect light lunch. Cut the pita bread into triangles for an easy finger food style lunch or leave the bread whole for a yummy stuffed sandwich. It's up to you!
Guava Past, Ham, Brie Wrap
A sweet, savory, and irresistible flavor combo. Just roll apricot preserves, guava paste, ham, sliced red plum, and brie inside of a tomato basil tortilla. Tip: skip the ham for a vegetarian option. Full recipe.
Mix up a simple caprese salad, add some prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe, a few small slices of French bread, and some pistachios
and you’ve got a DIY antipasto box.
Walnut Chicken Salad
The easiest chicken salad you'll ever make. Just mix mayo, crushed walnuts, grapes, and rotisserie chicken, right in a Ziploc bag.. Full Recipe.
Asian Lunch Box
Mix up a restaurant-worthy salad at home. Grab an Asian veggie salad mix from the grocery store and top it with mandarin orange slices, roasted nuts, and crispy noodles. Tip: pair it with leftover potstickers for an easy “Take-Out for Lunch” kind of day. Don’t forget to separate the dressing from your salad to keep the lettuce crispy.
Vegetable Lovers Wrap
Just mix guacamole with chopped bell peppers, shredded carrots, sliced grape tomatoes, black beans, and baby spinach to make an easy veggie wrap. Bring some crackers and fresh fruit in Ziploc® Snack Bags for a complete, healthy lunch!
Mix cream cheese, chopped black olives, green onion and crispy bacon together and spread onto a whole grain tortilla. Then roll and slice into bite-sized portions for an indulgent, satisfying lunch.
Tex Me Cobb Salad
Pack up romaine lettuce, grilled chicken, hard-boiled egg, black beans, corn, creamy cilantro-lime dressing, and tortilla chips in separate Ziploc® containers and bags and assemble the perfect, crisp salad at lunchtime. Tip: use rotisserie chicken for an even easier meal.
Greek Yogurt Mac N Cheese
Try this grown-up version of comfort food the next time you’re craving mac and cheese. Thanks to the Greek yogurt, this recipe packed with protein. Full recipe.
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Originally posted in HealthyFollow.com
Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world. Many health professionals believe it's also one of the healthiest. For some people, it's the single largest source of antioxidants in the diet, outranking both fruits and vegetables combined. (This blows our mind! Who knew!)
Here are a few tips to turn your coffee from healthy to super healthy:
1. Drinking coffee late in the day could be impairing your sleep quality. Avoiding coffee after 2-3 p.m. is probably a good idea.
2. Avoid adding sugar to your coffee. If you regularly turn your coffee into a sugary treat, you might be eliminating its overall health benefits.
3. If you are worried about pesticide contamination in your coffee, choose a quality , organic brand.
4. Drinking too much coffee may cause adverse side effects. However, this depends on the amount of caffeine consumed and individual tolerance.
5. Spice up your coffee with a dash of cinnamon. Not only does it taste good, it might also improve your health.
6. Non-dairy creamers are highly processed and may contain questionable ingredients. If you like diluting your coffee with a creamer, consider using whole milk or cream.